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Fond farewells

This month and next, we’re bidding farewell to the volunteers who have completed their 2012-2013 service years at KNOM. As with every class of KNOM volunteers, their departures make for a bittersweet time; we’re sad to see our hardworking volunteers depart but know that they’ll continue to do excellent work in the future. In a…

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A trip to Elim, Alaska

Thanks to a sponsorship with a regional air carrier, KNOM Radio is frequently the beneficiary of free air travel to many of the communities we serve. We view these “village trips” as essential to our mission; it gives us a vital opportunity to connect with our listeners in person and to do live reporting, on…

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A cleaner community

For the third year in a row, KNOM was proud to participate in a special recycling event in Nome last month: an annual collection of e-waste (discarded electronics, such as old or broken computers, spent batteries, and the like). Because of environmental concerns, e-waste cannot simply be thrown out; electronics tend to contain specific chemicals…

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Midnight Sun Folk Fest and the David Wax Museum

I have said this before but I’ll say it again: Nome may be a small town but there is always something going on. If you are motivated and passionate enough about a cause, there is usually an army of Nomeite volunteers willing to help you in your endeavors. In this week’s case, I am talking…

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A moment of need

Dear friend of KNOM, Rarely have we needed your help more than we do now. We know you hold our mission dear, so we want you to know the extent of our difficult circumstances. For a variety of reasons – including the passing of many dear friends and supporters – the financial standing of KNOM…

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A surprise message

On a recent grocery run, our volunteers returned to the KNOM vehicle to find a message written in the dust of the back windshield: “We ♥ KNOM!” Because of the lack of trees and grass in Nome – and the great prevalence of dirt roads and strong winds – Nome cars typically wear a permanent…

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Sounding Board: Filming in Alaska

Alaska has never been a more enticing destination for film crews desiring to capture the wild spirit of the Last Frontier on tape. But how does having your backyard in the public spotlight affect you and your community? This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 30, 2013 at 10am), we’re going to be talking about filming in Alaska.…

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From Marble City to a Gold Rush Town.

When my friend Jason traveled from Knoxville to Nome the other week, he seemed to bring a few suitcases full of that warm Southeastern sunshine with him. The evening he arrived was the first of about a week of snow melting, come-out-and-play kind of weather. And what does one do after spending an Alaskan winter…

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Called to serve

With your support, the KNOM Radio Mission has been a presence in Western Alaska’s communities for more than four decades – and not always just through the airwaves. We’re so thrilled when our outstanding, full-time volunteers serve our region even beyond KNOM’s studio walls; news reporter Margaret DeMaioribus is one such volunteer. Margaret, who hails…

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